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On pseudo-categories, or why Chinese seems more difficult than it is

In what is taken by some to be the best reference grammar of Chinese in English, Yip Po-Ching & Don Rimmington’s “Chinese. A Comprehe…

Started by Gong Yi Si in Grammar questions - 语法

7 13 hours ago
Reply by James Jenkin

Could you correct my Chinese?

wo xin zhong de nan神 ta是一个人,和住在地球的星球。它测量多个1m50和18岁。这是医生,它可以挽救生命。这是非常勇敢的。它是安静的,它是清楚的解释。他什么都不怕。他热爱世界上所有的动物,甚至昆虫。它有一个开放的心态,他喜欢旅行和看其他人在世界上如何生活…

Started by Mi Sook in Can you help with this?

0 on Wednesday

Can I use Siri to practice speaking Chinese?

Does (s)he really does pick up on tones? That way I can use her to practice some speaking when I am studying alone. This might be one of t…

Started by niao jiejie in General questions / discussions

0 on Monday


Chinese films to learn Mandarin

I have watched 33 Chinese movies so far in my unusual quest to learn Mandarin, and I would highly recommend 11 of them: Hero, Journey to th…

Started by Victor Hart in Study strategy tips

16 Jan 16
Reply by Danny


Chinese ebook - 20 Questions to Basic Fluency - Download

Free for members and designed for newcomers to Chinese, you can click the link below to download Savvy Chat Chinese - 20 questions to basi…

Started by Brandon in Study strategy tips

18 Jan 15
Reply by David Lloyd-Jones


Learning Mandarin through Video

I'm a year into an unusual Mandarin-acquisition experiment. I am trying to learn Chinese exclusively by watching movies and TV shows. I hav…

Started by Victor Hart in Study strategy tips

2 Jan 14
Reply by Victor Hart


New Members - What is a word that you have learned recently?

This is a topic designed for New Members. Just add a comment below with a Chinese word that you learned recently.  Examples: "I just had my…

Started by Brandon in Are you new here?

204 Jan 14
Reply by Vesley

Best app for IPad to watch Chinese movies and TV and download from

Does anyone know of an Ipad app that will allow you to download to watch TV series or movies later with English subtitles?

Started by Wendy Purdie in Can you help with this?

1 Jan 11
Reply by Brandon

i found a cool android app for listening to mandarin radio

It's called "Best Taiwan Radios, 台灣電台" - I use it to practice listening comprehension. Even if you don't understand it's good to get your b…

Started by Hubert Cross in Can you help with this?

1 Jan 11
Reply by Brandon

How is 不用谢 (= Bù yòng xiè) understood by Chinese speakers?

Of course不用谢 “Bù yòng xiè” is one of the earliest Chinese expressions any foreign learner is asked to learn, and that it is used to polit…

Started by Gong Yi Si in Grammar questions - 语法

22 Jan 9
Reply by Hubert Cross


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